Black Knapweed

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Black Knapweed
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Centaurea
Species:nigra
Classification/Rank:Extremely Invasive
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Description

• perennial herb that grows 0.1-0.8m tall • stems are erect, branched, and rough hairy • leaves are toothed, or shallowly lobed to entire, and are hairy above and below; lower leaves are long stalked and become unstalked with increasing plant height • flowers are disk shaped, purple, and found solitarily at the end of upper branches

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
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